Homes for Homes Inc

Sustaining families, building futures

Brentwood, TN   |  www.homes4homes.org

Mission

Homes for Homes is a non-profit organization that funds the housing needs of the poor and oppressed in impoverished countries. The core value of our ministry comes from James 1:27 which challenges us to care for widows and orphans in their distress. By providing a home, we are working to intersect the lives of the hopeless with a home, hope, compassion and the gospel.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Founder

Mike Smalling

Co-Founder

Jonathan Harris

Main address

Po Box 2651

Brentwood, TN 37024 USA

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EIN

47-3696537

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homes for Homes is working to provide a safe, solid home for families in need. A solid concrete foundation, walls and a solid roof is essential for families to have a healty, safe environment to raise their children. By partnering with organizations and churches in communities, we are identifying and aiding the families with the greatest need for homes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home Construction

Homes for Homes sustains families around the world by giving them a quality home. We are honored to play a role in keeping families together, safe and healthy because they have a place to call "home.”

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Home Construction

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

THESE NUMBERS REPRESENT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DURING THAT CALENDAR YEAR NO LONGER HAVE UNSAFE HOUSING. THIS IS NOT CUMULATIVE.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Home Construction

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

THIS IS THE NUMBER FOR YOUTH DURING THE STATED CALENDAR YEAR. THIS IS NOT A CUMULATIVE FIGURE.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is our deepest desire to provide a home for families that improves their quality of life. A home is the center of a family's heartbeart - the place where they love and grow as a family. Homes for Homes works to sustain families so their bonds of love, strength and unity grow. By giving them a healthier environment, we are improving the future for their children. By relieving the pressure of paying for a home, we are hoping to ease the burden of parents and give them a place of their own. This gift is a place to bring hope to their family and build the futures of their children.

We have identified ministry partners in each of our communities that facilitate home construction. Local pastors select the most needy families in their communities to receive homes. Then these families are vetted and land ownership is determined. Local laborers are hired to construct the homes using local materials to stimulate the economy. This allows families to receive a home with a concrete floor and solid roof.

We currently have systems in place to build homes for families in Uganda, Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala. The need in these areas are measurable and significant. We have consistent workers to build the houses and pastors to select the families.

To date, over 600 families have received a home. We hope to provide at least 100 families per year with homes.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Homes for Homes serves the housing needs of the most vulnerable members of community members in the developing countries where we partner. Currently, we are working in 10 communities in four different countries to provide safe housing. The disabled, widowed, and single mothers are given homes first, with the remaining members of the communities receiving homes after those needs are met.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Recently, we began total community housing projects, where every member of a community receives a home prior to moving to the next home. Prior to this change, we were only meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in a community and then move to the next community. By giving every community member a home, we are elevating the entire community and the future for every person and future members of this community. This is a direct result of feedback from the leadership in the communities we serve, and we regularly assess programs and results with them.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our ministry partners on the ground are the heart and soul of the mission of Homes for Homes. When a family receives a home, the local leadership presents it to them and these families see the gift as a direct extension of this leadership. We empower these leaders with the resources to impact their community, and we trust them to lead and direct the communities selected and the order of home construction.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Homes for Homes Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/31/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Smalling

Jonathan Harris

Scout Properties

Josh Terry

Tennessee Title

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/31/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.